How to set up Energia on Windows

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Mac OS X Users & Linux Users

Installing the LaunchPad drivers

To use Energia you will need to have the LaunchPad drivers installed. The drivers allow your PC to “see” the LaunchPad on a serial COM port when it is connected.

+ MSP-EXP432P401R LaunchPad

+ CC3200 LaunchPad

+ MSP-EXP430G2 and MSP-EXP430FR5739 LaunchPad

+ MSP-EXP430F5529LP, MSP-EXP430FR4133, MSP-EXP430FR5969, and MSP-EXP430FR6989 LaunchPad

+ EK-TM4C123GXL, EK-TM4C1294XL and EK-LM4F120XL LaunchPad

+ LAUNCHXL-F28069M, LAUNCHXL-F28027, and LAUNCHXL-F28027F LaunchPad

Download Energia

The most recent release of Energia can be downloaded from the download page.

Double click and extract the file to a desired location.

Starting Energia

Double click Energia.exe (Windows users). Energia will start and an empty Sketch window will appear.

Selecting the Serial Port

Select Serial Port from the Tools menu to view the available serial ports. On windows, they will be listed as COMXXX port and usually a higher number is the LaunchPad com port.

For more on configuring your Launchpad for serial communication, see Serial Communication

Selecting the Board

To select the board or rather the msp430 in your LaunchPad, select Board from the Tools menu and choose the board that matched the msp430 in the LaunchPad.

Uploading Your First Blinky Sketch

To load the Blinky example into the editor, select Blink from the Blink from the File->Examples->1.Basics menu.

To compile and upload the Sketch to the LaunchPad click the Upload button.

If all is well then the green LED on your LaunchPad is happily blinking. Congratulations, you have uploaded your first Sketch. Energia includes many more examples to get you started with your electronic project. Need help? The Energia discussion forum is hosted on

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